Hillel Adesnik, PhD, is a Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Adesnik's lab works on the neural basis of perception. The goal is to understand exactly how cortical microcircuits process sensory information to drive behavior as the cellular and synaptic mechanisms that permit ensembles of cortical neurons to actually process sensory information and generate perceptions are largely unknown. The lab conducts research at both the cellular and system-wide level to assess how populations of neurons cooperate to encode information, generate perceptions, and execute behavioral decisions. In addition, a suite of novel optical and genetic approaches are used to manipulate neural circuits in the intact brain.